Sunday, December 4, 2011

Emily's headband.

Here is my take on the prompt over at http://magpietales.blogspot.com/


Every single day
They filed in, and then out again;
Predictable as my grandmother's grandfather clock.
With their neutral toned skin,
And their earth tone suits,
And their white bread and black coffee,
They repeated the litany again and again of
Bite,
Chew,
Swallow.
But one day, she stepped in
And things were never again
Ordinary.
She was like all the rest
In a different sort of way.
Her name was Emily,
And she wore a red headband, although her favorite color was
Green.
She changed things for me.
My black coffee began to taste like
A thousand rays of sunlight,
And my heartbeat became something new.
I never could place what it was about her
That made my insides feel so
Soft-like,
Until the day I asked her,
"What is that headband you wear so proudly
Made of?"
And she looked at me with green, smiling eyes
And said,
"Don't you know dear sir? It's made of
Love."

15 comments:

  1. oh this is lovely.
    you captured the image so wonderfully.
    it made me smile.
    =)

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  2. Lovely. Very different take on the prompt. Loved it! :)

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  3. Oh, that's so sweet. I like, 'My black coffee began to taste like
    A thousand rays of sunlight,'
    You know, I didn't even notice the red headband until I read your poem!

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  4. Yes, sweet and tender. I loved it!

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  5. awww....and love changes everything...this made me smile...and i love little changes like that shaking our world up...

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  6. What a lovely description of how we are ripped from our world by someone who grabs us and consumes us. Poetryman http://apoetryman.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a nice take on the prompt, wonderfully done! Most others I saw went dark, nice to see the light side.

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  8. I loved this--sweet and unexpected and captivating!

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  9. love how you picked out the headband and wrote around that! nice take!

    Kellie
    @BackyardPonders
    http://facebook.com/magicinthebackyard

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  10. nice...thanks for linking this at dverse as well...was a fun trip back through your words...

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  11. A positively touching take on the prompt -- thanks.

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